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Training for Trainers on Participatory Methods

As part of the SDC's Landscape Fire Management in the Western Balkans (LFMWB) Programme, a Training for Trainers on Participatory Training Methods took place from December 18th to December 21st, 2023 in Skopje. The Regional Executive Agency (REA) organized this training, which was specifically targeted for the Country Project Staff and the team at the Regional Fire Monitoring Center (RFMC).

Landscape Fire Management Training: A Comprehensive Case Study on LFM in Greece

In the frame of the SDC’s Landscape Fire Management in the Western Balkans (LFMWB) Programme, the training on Landscape Fire Management (LFM) was held virtually on the 15th of December 2023. This training was organized by the Regional Fire Monitoring Center (RFMC), in collaboration with the Regional Executive Agency (REA). In the training, more than 30 Programme partners and representatives from various institutions in the Western Balkans (WB) participated.

Unifying Stakeholders' Inputs: Validating the Country Report in Skopje

In the context of the SDC's Landscape Fire Management in the Western Balkans (LFMWB) Programme, the third landscape fire management (LFM) workshop of the national LFM network took place on the 5th of December 2023, in Skopje. The workshop was organized by the LFMWB’s Country Partner Institution (CPI), the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Economy (MAFWE) of North Macedonia, in collaboration with the Regional Fire Monitoring Center (RFMC).

Harmonizing Stakeholder Insights: Validating the Country Report in Pristina

On November 22, 2023, the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Rural Development of Kosovo (UNSCR 1244/1999), as the Country Partner Institution (CPI) for the Landscape Fire Management in the Western Balkans (LFMWB) Programme, collaborated with the Regional Fire Monitoring Center (RFMC) to organize the third national workshop in Pristina. 

Aligning Stakeholders' Perspectives: Validating the Country Report in Podgorica

In the frame of the SDC's Landscape Fire Management in the Western Balkans (LFMWB) Programme, the third landscape fire management (LFM) workshop was held in Podgorica on the 16th of November, 2023. This workshop of the national LFM network was organized by the LFMWB's Country Partner Institution (CPI), the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management of the Republic of Montenegro, in collaboration with the Regional Fire Monitoring Center (RFMC).

Synergizing Stakeholder Input: Validation of the Landscape Fire Management Report in Banja Luka

On November 8, 2023, in the framework of the SDC's Landscape Fire Management in the Western Balkans (LFMWB) Programme, the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Water Management of Republika Srpska, as the Country Partner Institution (CPI) of the LFMWB Programme, hosted the third workshop at the level of Republika Srpska in Banja Luka.

Second Meeting of the LFM Regional Network Enhances Collaboration and Knowledge Sharing in the Western Balkan

The Regional Fire Monitoring Center (RFMC) organized the Second Meeting of the Western Balkan LFM Regional Network on September 21, 2023, in Berovo, North Macedonia. This significant meeting was organized in the frame of the Landscape Fire Management in the Western Balkans (LFMWB) Programme, financed by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and coordinated by Farmahem with support from Helvetas Swiss Intercooperation.

Capacity Building Workshop on Landscape Fire Management (LFM): Fostering Sustainable LFM in the Western Balkans

On September 19, 2023, the Regional Fire Monitoring Center (RFMC) organized an insightful Landscape Fire Management (LFM) capacity-building workshop in Berovo, North Macedonia. This event aimed to enhance participants' understanding of Landscape Fire Management (LFM) and its various aspects covering climate change, adaptive landscape management and practical insights from field visits to burnt areas in the Maleshevo region. Furthermore, the participants learned about Swiss expertise in integrating landscape fire management for forest protection, emphasizing effective fire prevention strategies and a participatory approach.

Empowering Progress: LFMWB Programme's Third Partner Meeting Marks Milestones

Farmahem, acting as the Regional Executive Agency (REA) for the Landscape Fire Management in the Western Balkans (LFMWB) Programme, funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), hosted the third Partner meeting. This meeting serves as a crucial steering mechanism for the Programme and was held on the 19th of September 2023, in Berovo, North Macedonia.

Second Landscape Fire Management Workshop in Skopje: Enhancing Cooperation and Building Resilience

As an integral component of the SDC's Landscape Fire Management in the Western Balkans (LFMWB) Programme, the second landscape fire management (LFM) workshop of the national LFM network took place on the 1st of September 2023, in Skopje. The workshop was organized by the LFMWB’s Country Partner Institution (CPI), the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Economy (MAFWE) of North Macedonia, in collaboration with the Regional Fire Monitoring Center (RFMC).

Second Landscape Fire Management Workshop in Prishtina: Enhancing Cooperation and Building Resilience

In the frame of the SDC’s Landscape Fire Management in the Western Balkans (LFMWB) Programme, the second Landscape Fire Management (LFM) workshop was held in Pristina on August 24, 2023. This workshop represents a pivotal event for the national LFM network and it was organized by the LFMWB's Country Partner Institution (CPI), the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Rural Development of Kosovo, in collaboration with the Regional Fire Monitoring Center (RFMC).

Enhancing Knowledge on Landscape Fire Management: Reflections from the Pelister National Park Educational Visit

On August 17, 2023, the Landscape Fire Management Programme in the Western Balkans, coordinated by the Regional Executive Agency (REA-Farmahem), organized an educational visit to the Pelister National Park. This visit presented a pivotal opportunity for the Country Project Staff (CPS), the members of the Regional Fire Monitoring Center and the REA team to immerse themselves in the practical complexities of landscape fire management (LFM).

Second Landscape Fire Management Workshop in Podgorica: Enhancing Cooperation and Building Resilience

In the context of the SDC's Landscape Fire Management in the Western Balkans (LFMWB) Programme, the second landscape fire management (LFM) workshop was held in Podgorica on the 29th of June, 2023. This significant workshop of the national LFM network was organized by the LFMWB's Country Partner Institution (CPI), the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management of the Republic of Montenegro, in collaboration with the Regional Fire Monitoring Center (RFMC).

Second Landscape Fire Management Workshop in Banja Luka: Enhancing Cooperation and Building Resilience

In the framework of the SDC's Landscape Fire Management in the Western Balkans (LFMWB) Programme, the second landscape fire management (LFM) workshop was held on the 21st of June, 2023, in Banja Luka. The workshop was organized by the LFMWB’s Country Partner Institution (CPI), the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management of Republika Srpska, in collaboration with the Regional Fire Monitoring Center (RFMC).

Enhancing Networking and Communication Skills in the Frame of the Landscape Fire Management in the Western Balkans Programme

The Networking and Communication Training, held from 12th to 16th of June 2023 in Belgrade, Serbia, marked a significant milestone in advancing networking skills, communication, and stakeholder involvement within the framework of the SDC’s Landscape Fire Management in the Western Balkans (LFMWB) Programme. The Regional Executive Agency (REA-Farmahem) of the LFMWB Programme organized the training in collaboration with Helvetas Swiss Intercooperation.

The initial meeting of the Western Balkan LFM Regional Network Enhances Landscape Fire Management Efforts

The Initial Landscape Fire Management (LFM) regional workshop took place on May 19th, 2023 in Porto, Portugal marking the beginning of the Western Balkan LFM Regional Network's collaborative journey. Held as part of the Landscape Fire Management in the Western Balkans (LFMWB) Programme, the workshop was organized by the Regional Fire Monitoring Center (RFMC) in collaboration with the Regional Executive Agency (REA-Farmahem).

The Landscape Fire Management in Western Balkans Programme Partners Attended the 8th International Wildland Fire Conference

The Landscape Fire Management in the Western Balkans (LFMWB) Programme partners had an opportunity to attend the 8th International Wildland Fire Conference (IWFC) held in Porto, Portugal from 15th to 19th May 2023. The attendance of the 18 LFMWB Programme partners at the 8th IWFC in Porto was organized by the Regional Executive Agency (REA-Farmahem) of the LFMWB Programme, financed by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC). 

Initial landscape fire management (LFM) workshop in Pristina

On April 13th, 2023, the Initial Landscape Fire Management (LFM) national workshop was held in Pristina as part of the Landscape Fire Management in the Western Balkans (LFMWB) Programme. The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Rural Development (MAFRD) of the Republic of Kosovo, as the LFMWB Country Partner Institution (CPI), organized the workshop in collaboration with the Regional Fire Monitoring Center (RFMC) to introduce LFM stakeholders to the LFM concept and their roles in the LFM networks. The workshop aimed to contribute to the process of developing Country reports with LFM guidelines.

Initial landscape fire management (LFM) workshop in Skopje

As part of the Landscape Fire Management Programme in the Western Balkans (LFMWB), the Initial landscape fire management (LFM) workshop was held in Skopje on the 30th of March 2023. The workshop was organized by the LFMWB Country Partner Institution (CPI), the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Economy of North Macedonia in cooperation with the Regional Fire Monitoring Center (RFMC). In the workshop, the LFM stakeholders had an opportunity to be introduced to the objectives of the LFMWB Programme, the LFM concept, their role as members of the LFM networks (science-practice policy interface) and their contribution to the process of developing Country reports with LFM guidelines.

Initial landscape fire management (LFM) workshop in Podgorica

The initial landscape fire management (LFM) national workshop in the context of the Landscape Fire Management Programme in the Western Balkans (LFMWB) was organized in Podgorica on the 15th of March 2023. The LFM national workshop was organized by the LFMWB Country Partner Institution (CPI), the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management of the Republic of Montenegro in cooperation with the Regional Fire Monitoring Center (RFMC). In the workshop, the LFM stakeholders had an opportunity to be introduced to the objectives of the LFMWB Programme, the LFM concept, their role as members of the LFM networks (science-practice policy interface) and their contribution to the process of developing Country reports with LFM guidelines.

Initial landscape fire management (LFM) workshop in Banja Luka

In the framework of the Landscape Fire Management Programme in the Western Balkans (LFMWB) initial landscape fire management (LFM) workshop was organized in Banja Luka on 2nd of March 2023 by the LFMWB Country Partner Institution (CPI), the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management of Republika Srpska in cooperation with the Regional Fire Monitoring Center (RFMC). In the workshop, the LFM stakeholders had an opportunity to be introduced to the objectives of the LFMWB Programme, the LFM concept, their role as members of the LFM networks (science-practice policy interface) and their contribution to the process of developing Country reports with LFM guidelines.

The Landscape Fire Management in the Western Balkans Programme marked the initiation of the first phase

The Landscape Fire Management in the Western Balkans (LFMWB) is a Programme financed by the Global Programme Climate Change and Environment (GPCCE) of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and implemented by Farmahem from Skopje (acting as a Regional Executive Agency (REA)) with backstopping support from Helvetas Swiss Intercooperation. 

Workshop on capacity-building need assessment organized for the LFMWB Programme partners

Regional Executive Agency (Farmahem) of the Landscape Fire Management Programme in the Western Balkans (LFMWB) with support of Helvetas Swiss Intercooperation, RFMC and HAFL from 19th–22nd of December 2022 in Skopje, North Macedonia organized a Capacity-building Need Assessment workshop. The aim of the workshop was for the Programme partners to get familiar with the long-term vision and goals of the Programme with a focus on the core activities planned for 2023. Based on these activities, the capacity-building needs of the Programme partners were assessed.

International exposure of the LFMWB Programme

The overall goal of the SDC's Landscape Fire Management Programme in the Western Balkans (LFMWB) was presented in the joint workshop "Develop, adopt and transfer innovative solutions and actions to prevent and control wildfires". Moreover, the LFMWB Programme partners, the Regional Fire Monitoring Center and the Global Fire Monitoring Center, had presentations related to regional and global cross-boundary cooperation. The event was held on the 24th of October 2022 in Antalya, Turkey.


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